Portrait Hour - North Gallery - Shared Space

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Friday July 24

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7:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Personal Use (non-commercial) Portrait Photography 



Everyone (including the photographer, guests, family members, friends, models, etc.) must have a ticket to enter.

Please pick a date from the calendar above and scroll down to purchase your tickets. After you purchase tickets you will receive a confirmation email that contains a link to a release form that must be filled out by your photographer prior to your visit. 

The Portrait Hour is a pre-scheduled, shared space one hour block of time and takes place in the North Gallery (click here for images of the space), during "magic hour"You must bring your own photographer as a photographer is NOT provided.  This is a shared space with up to 15 guests total.

If you would like the space all to yourself, prefer the Main Collection or the scheduled Portrait Hour times don’t work with your schedule, please fill out this form to book a private photo shoot.

OFFICIANTS AND WEDDING CEREMONIES ARE NOT PERMITTED DURING THESE. If you are interested in bringing an officiant and having a wedding ceremony at the Museum please click here.

Shoots for editorial or commercial purposes (advertising, marketing,TV/Film, etc.) are NOT permitted during this time. Commercial shoots must be pre-approved and scheduled in advance.  Examples of commercial use (non permitted during the Portrait Hour) include: music videos, company head-shots, fashion shoots, social media advertisements, web series, marketing materials, commercials, TV shows, feature films, documentaries, etc. The displays within the Neon Museum are copyrighted works and may not be filmed, photographed or recorded for any commercial purpose without prior written consent of the The Neon Museum, Inc. The Neon Museum defines commercial use as: images used directly in the marketing and promotion of a product, service, artist, individual or business. The Museum NEVER allows for stock images to retail items to be sold.



  • Bring any and all camera equipment with the exception of drones
  • Remove your masks for portraits during the Portrait Hour 
  • Take photos and video for personal and portfolio use
  • Bring models, a photographer and/or assistants (everyone must purchase a ticket)
  • Bring props or chairs to sit/stand on
  • Post images on personal social media sites. Tag us! @theneonmuseumlasvegas, @neonmuseum, #neonmuseum #neonboneyard 

You may NOT

  • Publish, sell, reproduce, transfer, distribute, or otherwise commercially exploit the images in any manner whatsoever 
  • Stand on or cross the rock border (this applies to talent, photographers and equipment)
  • Use images to promote any product, service, artist, individual or business other than on your personal social media pages.
  • Touch, lean, sit, stand or place objects on any of the sign collection
  • Stand on the benches
  • Use the images for editorial or publications (without permission from the Museum)
  • Use props such as balloons, confetti, feathers, sparklers, smoke bombs, fireworks, alcohol, tobacco products, etc.
  • Leave children unsupervised
  • Enter the collection intoxicated or smoke inside the collection
  • Appear nude or partially nude.  All poses must be respectful 


Neon Museum staff have the authority to approach and verify the intent of photography and to enforce the Photography Policy. We reserve the right to deny permission to photograph and may request that the individual/group leave the premises and forfeit their admission fee.

Examples of personal portrait photography permitted during the Portrait Hour are; weddings, engagements, personal social media, senior portraits, family portraits, birthdays, proposals, anniversaries, bachelor/bachelorette parties, etc. 


Examples of portfolio use permitted during the Portrait Hour are; the photographer’s or model’s website showcasing work (not for sale) and personal social media sites.  

The Museum defines portfolio use as a collection of work which is not for sale or used commercially. The Museum defines personal portrait photography as all posed portraiture of individuals or groups by a designated professional or amateur photographer, whether the photographer is paid or unpaid. The Neon Museum reserves the right to further define portrait and portfolio photography on a case-by-case basis. 

Ticket purchases are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled so please review your selection carefully before purchasing. 

Neon Museum Members save 20% off Adult rate: Please sign in to receive benefits.  Discount will be applied at check out.

INCLEMENT WEATHER WARNING: As the Neon Boneyard is an outdoor collection, all scheduled tours are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather such as high winds over 25 mph or lightning. Please note that we seldom cancel for rain. If a tour is cancelled, we will attempt to place you on the next available tour wherever possible or provide a full refund. We will make every effort to accommodate your visit. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your patience.


The Neon Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to reclaiming, restoring and remembering one of  Las Vegas’ greatest treasures- its neon signs. Revenue generated from commercial and editorial use assists the Neon Museum in its ongoing efforts to preserve, display and expand the collection. For this reason, image use is strictly controlled.